Power of Metal.dk Review

The Serpent Sermon
Style: Black Metal
Release date: 28 May, 2012
Playing time: 46:22

Marduk still has a lot to express after 20 years in metal. Their 12th release, The Serpent Sermon, is the proof of it.

At last I feel utterly compelled by Marduk, wish I attended a gig of theirs today. I didn't need to missionate forThe Serpent Sermon here at home; the Marduk pest is contagious.

From blood fans I hear that they are becoming darker. I don't think so myself, for to me they've always been dark, but maybe more blindly bombastic than dark, if one wants to fuss. The Serpent Sermon is a bigger, clearer version of Marduk, more atmospheric, less asphyxiatingly hyperactive than before. Less pounding, gravity seeking, but sharper, simply more to my taste.

Another good point: I hear from fans of old that this new release is a fantastic achievement from Marduk. They may have loyal, thinking ahead, open, The Serpent Sermon is something of a release.

01. Serpent Sermon
02. Messianic Pestilence
03. Souls for Belial
04. Into second Death
05. Temple of Decay
06. Damnation's Gold
07. Hail Mary (Piss-soaked Genuflexion)
08. M.A.M.M.O.N.
09. Gospel of the Worm
10. World of Blades

Bonus Track on Ltd. Edition: Coram Satanae
Label: Century Media
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: 8 July, 2012
Website: www.marduk.nu